July 3, 2012

Torture Archipelago

Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in Syria’s Underground Prisons since March 2011

Summary
Recommendations
To the UN Security Council
To All Countries
To the Arab League
To Russia and China
To the Syrian Government
Methodology
I. Arrest, Detention, and Torture in Syria
Arbitrary Arrests and Unlawful Detention
Conditions in Detention
Systematic Use of Torture and Deaths in Custody
Detention and Torture of Children, Women and Elderly
II. Syria’s Detention Facilities
Department of Military Intelligence
Branch 291 – Damascus
Branch 235 (“Palestine Branch”) – Damascus
Branch 248 – Damascus
Branch 227 – Damascus
Branch 215 – Damascus
Branch 245 – Daraa
Aleppo Branch
Branch 271 – Idlib
Homs Branch
Latakia Branch
Air Force Intelligence Directorate
Mezzeh Airport Branch – Damascus
Bab Touma Branch – Damascus
Daraa Branch
Homs branch
Latakia Branch
Political Security Directorate
Mezzeh area – Damascus
Idlib Branch
Homs Branch
Latakia Branch
Daraa Branch
General Intelligence Directorate
Branch 285 – Damascus
Al-Khattib Branch – Damascus
Latakia Branch
Aleppo Branch
Idlib Branch
Homs Branch
Ad Hoc and Joint Detention Facilities
Central Prison – Idlib
Acknowledgements